Skeleton Crew
Foley Brothers Brewing

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From:
Foley Brothers Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,104
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,730
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 6.94%
Ratings:
201
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 17, 2022
Added:
Mar 26, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  34
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Photo of TimtheWelshman
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by TimtheWelshman from New York

Look: Light gold. Medium opacity. Dandelion. Nice creamy foam leaving lacing down the outside of the glass. Dissolves to a thin layer of consistent, small, bubbles.

Aroma: dank citrus, overripe Ned grapefruit, alluring, a bit of floral and pepper.

Taste: Bitterness lingering into a round, lusciousness. So much going on. I can find some light pine, solid dankness, citrus.

Mouthfeel: Easy and light. Just a touch of texture.

Overall: This is fabulous. And still delicious a while after canning.

Apr 17, 2022
 
4.5 by BltByKrmn from New York on Jul 30, 2021
 
4.25 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Feb 26, 2021
 
4.25 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Feb 07, 2021
Photo of IrishChocolate
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by IrishChocolate from Texas

Just chugged 5 cans and now I’m feelimg right! Love it.

Jan 31, 2021
Photo of q33jeff
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey

**
01/30/21

Can to snifter.

LOOK: medium yellow color, nice foamy white head, turbidity, excellent retention. Legs.
AROMA: pineapple, grass, palm leaves, peach,
TASTE: pineapple, mango, peach, tangerine, kiwi. Super tasty. 60%Sweet, , 20%Savory, 10%sour, 10%bitter.
FEEL: light to medium body, crushable, maybe lacking a tad in carbonation and a tad thin, but I am nit-picking here. Everything else about this beer is Grade-A.


One of the tastiest IPA's I've ever had. Top 10 for sure, maybe top 5.

**

Jan 30, 2021
 
4.25 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania on Jan 25, 2021
 
4.25 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Jan 23, 2021
Photo of puboflyons
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 16 oz. can sampled on Nov 22, 2020.

It is golden color in appearance with a foamy white head and adequate clarity. Pretty basic.

The aromas bring out some citrus, fruit, and cereal grain but nothing that is inherently different from other beers in this style.

Smooth medium body.

Sweet taste to start and then the fruity and citrus flavors saunter in from the backside. Fruity bitterness. Decent enough. Nothing unique.

Nov 22, 2020
 
4.08 by bottmfeedr from Texas on Nov 21, 2020
Photo of ScaryEd
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can into a willi belcher glass.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a monstrous, fluffy off-white head. The retention is absurd. Gotta get a mouthfeel of head to get to the beer. It literally just sits there like a snorlax. Leaves some splotches of lacing as it refuses to settle. It's a 3 fingered brick of foam. Tons of bubbles and sediment, which is the norm for Foley Brothers. Solid looking NEIPA.

The aroma is exceptionally floral and dank. Some citrusy notes of grapefruit and orange rind. Lots of pine.

The flavor is definitely citrus forward; grapefruit, orange and lime zest lead the way. Has a solid cracker malt backbone with a ln earthy, piney finish. A little bitter for the style.

The feel is medium bodied with a ton of carbonation. Extremely oily and slick. Bitterness coats the mouth and lingers for days. Hides the alcohol pretty well.

Overall, this is a pretty solid NEIPA overall. It's a bit too bitter for the style, and the mouthfeel is far too oily and crisp. Drinks more like a big west coast IPA. Still, it's not a bad beer. Try it.

Oct 05, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

16 oz can

Pours lighter yellow in color, very hazy. Thick white head, good head retention. Very Nice hoppy aroma and flavor, not much bitterness. Smooth feel.

Sep 13, 2020
 
4.38 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2020
 
4.34 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Aug 26, 2020
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
Photo of JohnniEMc
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

A pale straw brew poured out of a can into a clear glass liter mug. A beer doesn't have to be colorful to taste good. Rich with tiny bubble carbonation, a slightly off-white, thick, foamy and long-lasting head that ranks with the best, forms. There's an abundance of a piney bitter hop presence beneath the topping. Good glass lacing, as well. It's a little less than complex on the tongue. There's nothing peculiar nor wrong with the taste, it's just not very complex. A pleasant way to ingest this much alcohol and get a solid hop hit, but I paid a dollar more for a four-pack than for Heady Topper. I can't be blamed for hoping for more.

Jul 22, 2020
 
4.49 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Jul 08, 2020
 
4.5 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Jul 08, 2020
 
4.47 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Jul 08, 2020
 
4.25 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2020
Photo of CTHomer
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear with lots of floaters; medium gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a thin cap; nice rings of lace;

S: floral with a bit of orange;

T: the hop character follows the nose and is balanced by a solid malt backbone; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: OK, but not as good as I expect from Foley Bro.; I could have done without the floaters;

Apr 24, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BeerBaronBear from New York

Bought a 16-oz can in early April 2020. This beer wasn't my favorite, but mainly because it was extremely hoppy and left a bitter taste in my mouth for long after I finished. For those who like Hopsplosions, this might be your favorite beer ever. Just wasn't my favorite style. Some people called this beer hazy, but it looked mostly clear to me with a nice orange color. The taste did have some fruity notes, and the mouthfeel was nice and smooth, but overall the hoppiness felt overwhelming to my particular palate. I also found that even a moderate pour ended up with some of the dregs falling into the glass, despite there being quite a lot of beer left in the can (and the can had been settled for days in the fridge prior to drinking). Although the dregs settled eventually, they did detract from the look of the beer and how appetizing the beer seemed.

Apr 07, 2020
 
4.4 by ccryder from New York on Feb 22, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ausonius from New York

Sweet pale & golden malts. Original, early NEIPA style; far from a juice bomb. Mildly hazy. Nice. Refreshing. Good balance. Medium IBU's.

Feb 20, 2020
 
4.09 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2020
 
4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2020
 
4.59 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut on Jan 18, 2020
 
4.15 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2020
Photo of EMV
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip. No freshness date. Cool can artwork.

L: Hazed golden pour with thick foamy white head. Lasts forever with great lacing.

S: Tropical and fruity... juice and citrus.

T.F: Light malt/grain backbone. Moderately bitter (especially for a NEIPA). Grapefruit and citrus... strong rind with lighter tropicals like pineapple and papaya coming through. A little resin and pine also make an appearance. Medium bodied... sticky and oily. More bitter citrus rind at the finish.

O: A very solid DIPA. Strong flavors and a hint of the west coast sneaks in there with some nice bitterness. Overall well done.

Jan 15, 2020
 
4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2020
 
3.81 by frankl7478 from New York on Jan 04, 2020
 
4.28 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania on Jan 01, 2020
 
3.79 by Strohm from New York on Dec 25, 2019
 
3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Dec 22, 2019
 
4.5 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Dec 22, 2019
 
4.41 by jpd026 from New York on Dec 14, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by johnpalisi from New Jersey

yum

Dec 07, 2019
 
4.24 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Nov 30, 2019
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

I like the brewery and happened to be in Vermont and picked this up. Glad I did. Shows how many really fine breweries there out there that don’t have a large service area. Hey, do beer trails if you have a love for craft beer. It’s fun.

Aug 06, 2019
Skeleton Crew from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 201 ratings